To Thomas Ware   25 June 1874

Melbourne,

25/6/74.

Th. Ware Esq. &c.

Acting Undersecretary.

 

Sir

In reply to your memorandum just received1 I have the honor to inform you, that beyond the local publications mentioned by you the following are from my hand:

"The objects of a botanic Garden in relation to industries"; issued by the trustees of the industrial Museum (public Library Department) in 1872.2

The principal timber trees readily eligible for Victorian Industrial Culture, issued by the Council of the Acclimation Society, in 1871.3

Select plants (exclusive of timber trees) readily eligible for Victorian Industrial Culture, issued by the Council of the Acclimation Society in 1872.4

Of none of these I have any copies left, altho' a large number were printed on my private expense and gratuitously distributed. But on application to the Institutions, who issued these essays, copies could likely be obtained.

Besides these some other documents of mine are printed in the Exhibition volumes of 1854, 1862, 1867, 1870, of which copies could likely yet be got from the public Library.5

I avail myself of this opportunity to recommend, that a special sum may be provided on the additional estimate for a reprint in connected form with new notes of these local essays, as the information contained in them is worthy of far more extended diffusion than it has hitherto received even with large aid out of my slender private means; but it would be impossible or impracticable to effect the reprint of several hundred pages without a special vote, should this proposition receive favorable consideration.

I have the honor to be,

Sir, your obedient servant

Ferd. von Mueller.6

See T. Ware to M, 24 June 1874 (in this edition as 74-06-24b).
B72.07.02.
Probably B71.06.03, which was the separately issued version of B71.06.02.
Probably B72.07.03, which was the separately issued version of B72.13.02.
The Offical catalogue of the Melbourne Exhibition 1854, in connexion with the Paris Exhibition 1855 contains no essays; there are lists of specimens exhibited by M on pp. 22 and 23. For the other exhibitions listed by M, see B61.13.06, B67.13.02 &c, B70.13.03.
See also M to T. Ware, 26 June 1874 (in this edition as 74-06-26a).

Please cite as “FVM-74-06-25,” in Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, edited by R.W. Home, Thomas A. Darragh, A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, J.H. Voigt and Monika Wells accessed on 30 September 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/74-06-25